A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 26, 2017
“ATMs are pressed for cash”

The term “pressed for cash”—needing money—usually doesn’t mean literal pressing, but a joke was posted on Reddit—Oneliners pn October 26, 2017:

“ATMs are pressed for cash.”

An ATM (automated teller machine) is literally “pressed” so that someone can receive money.


Wikipedia: Automated teller machine
An automated teller machine, also known in the United States of America as an automatic teller machine (ATM, American, British, Australian, Malaysian, South African, Singaporean, Indian, Maldivian, Hiberno, Philippines and Sri Lankan English), automated banking machine (ABM, Canadian English]), cash point (British English), cashline, minibank, cash machine, tyme machine, cash dispenser, bankomat or bancomat, is an electronic telecommunications device that enables the customers of a financial institution to perform financial transactions, particularly cash withdrawal, without the need for a human cashier, clerk or bank teller.

The Free Dictionary
*pressed for money and *pressed for cash; *pushed for cash; *pushed for money
Fig. needful of money; short of money.

Twitter
Eli‏
@elimentis
I’m pressed for cash call me ATM
4:54 PM - 16 Oct 2014

Reddit—Oneliners
ATMs are pressed for cash.
submitted October 26, 2017 by wonliners

Twitter
LOL Tweets™‏
@lolmgco
ATMs are pressed for cash.
9:32 PM - 26 Oct 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
Thursday, October 26, 2017 • Permalink